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Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
reeling. hundreds gathered for a memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary school principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did was an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday more were laid to rest. james mattioli loved sports and math. he was a numbers guy. jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotion for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attended sandy hook elementary. >> it was so surreal. >> reporter: there were some that stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, she -- her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this. smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a grou
CBS
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
-old noah pozner. noah's twin sister ariel was also at sandy hook elementary last week but she was in a different classroom. and jeff, she survived. >> jeff: jim axelrod, thank you. in wake of this inexplicable violence that left 28 people dead here there is a massive search for answers under way. john miller joins you now, again, john, we understand that postal inspectors are part of this investigation. why is that? >> well, that's right, jeff, and that has become part of the standard package, if you will, in these kinds of cases, based on experience in the virginia tech massacre, the shooter there had sent out a package containing a videotape with a long rambling message that was destined for a television network, in the case in aurora, colorado, at the movie theatre james holmes had sent out a package with a spiral notebook that had his writings and pictures 6 what appeared to be him shooting at people. so what they want to do is get not mailboxes, get to the local post office, look for anything with the return address of the suspect so that they can intercept any communications that
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
. well, police chief michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a first responder, how do you deal with that? >> well, you feel a sense of guilt that you weren't the
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. elrst we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six- year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischevious boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his funeral. a huge new york giants' fan whose favorite player, victor cruz, played yesterday with jack's name on his gloves and cleats. jerry rhine holtz was at the funeral. >> the people that spoke, there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and githinging their halos off of their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> repor
CBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
now elaine quijano tells us new orleans firefighters are returning the favor following sandy. >> what would you want to say to these guys? >> i love them for coming up here. this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
early christmas gifts. >>> a charity started after super storm sandy and they are now handing out toys. >> reporter: a restaurant turned into a christmas wonder land for hundreds of kids still without a permanent home after super storm sandy. >> there was food, soda and finally presents. >> reporter: sandy flooded 10- year-old matthew's basement destroying most of his toys. matthew a mom says the cost of rebuilding threatened to wipe out christ mas. >> trying to give them things. people who donated gifts have been awesome. >> reporter: joy wong started this gift-giving charity after helping clean up a friend's basement. >> her son saw us throwing out his toys and not understanding what he might have done to have all of his toys thrown out. >> reporter: secret sanda allowed donors to make sure the magic of christmas was not lost this year. >> they received enough to fulfill 2,000 of sandy's youngest victims. some got their gifts here at it this christmas party. >> reporter: christmas will not be the same now that his family lives in a small apartment. >> we used to race down stairs to g
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
. the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they're innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. police say adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> i could pass the magazine for multiple magazines for the rifle and handguns. >> reporter: adam lanza ducked into a room when the police were arriving. and newtown school officials have not decided if they'll ever reopen the sandy hook elementary school. terrell? >> erica ferrari. in newtown for us this
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
of most of the children killed this morning remain inside sandy hook elementary school tonight, along with the bodies of six adults and the gunman himself. the fire house behind me, decorated for christmas, is where terrorized parents came to find out whether their children were among the living or the dead. some of the victims were as young as five years old. president obama said today what everyone is thinking: we have been through this too many times. sandy hook is a k-4 elementary school with about 700 students. >> somebody came in to the room and shot a teacher. that's all i know. sorry. >> pelley: parents rushed to the school after getting robocalls that there had been a shooting. at 9:30 this morning police say a gunman, identified as 20-year-old adam lanza, opened fire in a kindergarten classroom where his mother was the teacher. some of her students were among the 20 children killed. in all, 26 people were killed at the school, including the school principal. the police say the gunman then took his own life and later his mother was found dead in her home a few miles aw
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
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CBS
Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
be with you. i'm terrell brown. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remains an active crime scene. the site of friday's deadly shootings will remain closed indefinitely. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mattioli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica rekos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. it's a rainy and somber morning in newtown where families have begun to lay their dead to rest, and more funerals are scheduled for days to come. it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut, with one exception -- students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots, and the room that he w
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
>> reporter: newtown is slowly trying to return to normal. some schools other than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove onto school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front, sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after receiving threats. >> i will always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. late today the nra released its first public reaction to last week's shooting saying its members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the horrific senseless murders in newtown. the organization says it stands ready to make meaningful contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> meantime, new calls for gun control laws on capitol hill today. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmaker
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
gunman's older brother ryan lanza into custody for questioning. newtown police arrived at sandy hook elementary school shortly after 9:30 in the morning. they quickly called for state backup and a s.w.a.t. team and released word to expect the worst. >> the majority of those who died today were children beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: parents rushed to pick up their children. >> there's 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. >> reporter: while the investigation continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary sch
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
eyewitness news in high definition. >> new insight into the sandy hook killer the erie warning his mother gave his babysitter. good evening i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the heartbreaking goodbyes to the sandy hook shooting victims. two of the youngest victims. two six-year-old boys were the first to be laid to rest. this beginning of the community that will bury 20 children and six adults. cbs reporter is in new town tonight. >> reporter: the charming village square in new town is the epicenter of an overwhelming out pouring of grief and support. >> we need to embrace each other at a time like this. >> i know if we come together we will be successful. >> people from all over new england are descending to reflect and never forget the 26 innocent lives lost. they drop off gifts nor the youngest victims and leave messages of hope to comfort the victim's families. >> my heart goes out to the mother's. >> the stunned community in sandy hook there's deep pain and sadness. this neighborhood says final goodbyes to 20 children and six adult educators. there's a funeral everyday this
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
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CBS
Dec 15, 2012 1:35am PST
standing by with the latest. >> i'm standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, children and adults that died in this massacre. >>> reporter: parents and children ran from the sandy hook elementary school. the scene of unimaginable terror and unspeakable sadness. inside, 27 people were shot to death. 20 of them, children as young as 5. others saw what no child should see. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to, and then the teacher pulled me in to her classroom. >> reporter: police say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother nancy, then drove to the school where she worked as a teacher. he entered with two semiautomatic handguns and began firing. police don't know if it was the gunman's final destination. they say he had an assault rifle in the trunk of his car. students were told to keep their eyes closed. the children were reunited with their parents at a nearby fire house. some parents heard the worst. >
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
tears flowed freely as those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school were remembered. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depth of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> innocent babies. that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam lanza had enough bullets to kill about every child in the school if given enough time. >> magazine for the rifle and multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. erica ferrari for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. >>
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
sandy hook reignited the raging debate over gun control. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg stepped up the new laws. >> i'm an american what he's your question? ? president obama made a new fiscal cliff offer, tax rates will go up on incoming above $400,000. >> the pacific northwest slammed by blinding mountain snow drenching rain and some damaging winds, knocked out power to thousands. >>> kicked around on the ground! that's the way this game should end, that's the way the jets' season should end. ugly and a loss. >>> jim boeheim a winner of 900 basketball games. >> and all that matters. >> we'll all miss him. that's a gross understatement. he's certainly one of the giants of the senate. >> richard engel and his crew are safe after they were kidnapped and held inside syria for five days. >> i hope we can laugh tonight after a horrible weekend. i just want the people in connecticut to know that we do not take what you're going through lightly and we are thinking about you here a lot, all of us. >>> welcome to "cbs this "cbs this morning." students are going back to students
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
speaks well enough for itself. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not reopen. as you know well, 20 first graders were killed there on friday along with six staff members. the gunman also killed his mother and himself. jim axelrod is in newtown where, for some, this was a new day. >> reporter: many here hoped to find comfort in the back-to- school routine. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary is still a crime scene. today trucks moved the desks to an empty middle school in the next town where classes will resume in january. six funerals are scheduled at st. rose of lima in the coming days. the first was for six-year-old james mattioli, remembered as old enough to spike his hair with gel, young enough to still love cuddling his mom on the couch at day's end. a few hours later, six-year-old jessica rekos was laid to rest. she loved horses and had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. lieutenant james perez h
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
boys, and six adult women killed right here in the sandy hook shooting yesterday are being returned to their families tonight, more than 24 hour after the brutal mass six-year-old emilie parker and jesse lewis. tomorrow, the medical examiner will conduct autopsies on adam lanza and his mother. and the families will begin the process of laying their loved ones to rest. jim. >> axelrod: margaret, thank you. it is still unclear what if any connection the gunman's mother had to the school. but we do know the weapons adam lanza used to kill his victims came from her home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first graders. autopsies on the bodies of the children revealed that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times. wayne carver is the chief medical examiner for connecticu
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
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CBS
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we really need to lead with love and that's what i'm seeing our community do. we're putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's still unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and looking at the shooter's smashed home computer hoping to find answers. >> we know as investigators that the people in connecticut, the people of this town of newtown, want to know what happened. we are going to do that. we are going to provide them any and all information. we'll paint a crystal clear picture as much as we possibly can. >> reporter: in response to the shooting here in newtown, connecticut, dick's a sporting good retailer has decided to remove all guns from stores nearest to newtown. they also say they plan on suspending the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles nationwide. reporting in newtown, co
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
today with more services held for the sandy hook shooting victims. two 6-year-olds benjamin wheeler and catherine hubbard were laid to rest. family and friends also said good-bye to 52-year-old teacher ann marie murphy. more funerals are scheduled tomorrow and saturday. victims are being tonight in the bay area. ken bastida and mobile5 are at a candlelight vigil and toy donation drive getting under way in san francisco. >> reporter: a lot of people have been trying to figure out what they can do, how to get personally involved, show compassion for the victims in newtown. so the cbs radio stations here in san francisco bay area have set up this toy drive tonight in conjunction with the san francisco fire department. they will be picking up toys, asking people to bring an unwrapped teddy bear or a great toy to give to needy kids here in the bay area and sort of pass the love along. and not only that but they are also expecting the san francisco bulls hockey team here tonight and the hockey team is going to be skating with 26 candles in memory of the victims and actually i'm here with
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 4:30am PST
control legislation has intensified this after a shooting attack on sandy hook elementary school that left 20 students and six adults dead. vice president joe biden will meet with law enforcement officers from across the country today. he is leading a new task force charged with finding ways to reduce gun violence. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us with a new call for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president joe biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not ne
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
fifth day of mourning services in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last night he says has this rocked your faith in god, and i said absolutely not, but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love for the families of victims has sparked something new in newtown. something emilie's family found out when they took her body home in ogden, utah. >> a lot of you don't know who she is. a lot of you never met her. >
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 1:35am PST
sales spiking across the country tonight in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. many bay area dealers telling us they can barely keep assault rifles on the shelves. people are buying them up. one of their best sellers, the ar-15 semiautomatic rifle, the same gun the sandy hook killer used. >> we've got a ton of new buyers, people that have never bought them before coming in to get one, because it may be their last chance to get one. >> federal background checks hit an all-time high last month, following president obama's reelection. >>> then there's the effort to get guns off the streets. it's going well in oakland so far. all week long, gun owners have been trading in their fire power for cash. the buyback has netted hundreds of weapons. >>> washington also got to work today on gun control. vice president joe biden convened the task force that will review the nation's gun laws and recommend changes. the president wants concrete proposals in hand by next month. the team will also look at mental health issues, school readiness, even violent video games. sharon chin shows us one bay are
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle, and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. and officials here have not yet decided whether or
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
uperstorm sandy. captioning funded by cbs >>> is >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin this morning with the negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. so far this week, president obama and house speaker john boehner have spoken twice. boehner says differences remain and he's told lawmakers not to make plans for the week after christmas, which means we'll probably be here, too, including susan mcginnis in washington this morning with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. as the white house continue to fail at coming to a conclusion on the budget, this fiscal cliff is not waiting for the end of the year. it's affecting america today. well, even santa claus is upset. santa claus showed up on capitol hill wednesday, urging congress and the white house to strike a deal to avoid the looming fiscal cliff before christmas. >> it's discouraging that our elected leadership in congress can't come together to get the job done for the american peopl
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
gun debate. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more listening. >> their very public appeal to prevent another school tragedy. >> plus demonstrators in the bay area perform a visual protest against gun violence. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, school shooting. in ogden utah, family, f >>> three more funerals today for victims of the connecticut school shooting in ogden, utah they attended services for emily parker. he expressed no animosity toward the gunman. funerals also held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old an ma marquez green. some of hollywood's biggest celebrities are putting their faces and feelings into public service announcements to end gun violence. >> as a human being. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more lists of names. it's not too soon. >> it's too late. >> now is the time. >> before we all know someone who loved someone on that list. >> the demand a plan campaign came just hours after the nra news conference subjected arms guards in every american school. it's part of the larger national campaign of mayors aga
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Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
. captioning funded by cbs >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, saturday december 15th, 2012. we're about 60 miles northeast of new york city. welcome to "cbs this morning saturday." we are in newtown, connecticut, just a short ways away from the school where a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and adults yesterday morning before taking his own life. the firehouse behind us was a gathering place for terrified parents who rushed to the scene after learning of the attack. >> it was the second worst mass killing in u.s. history after the virginia tech shootings in 2007, but the depths of the what is sure to be many signs of a community coming together. we've learned that all of the dead have been identified of authorities with the help of pictures provided by grieving parents and family members. the bodies havy it to be removed from the school which remains a crime scene. >> and here in newtown, the is impossible to exaggerate and jeff glor has more on that. jeff good morning. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. we may never know why the shooter did what he did, but people he
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
disaster relief for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from busines
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
, connecticut today except those from sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am PST
, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> report
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
graders and six adults killed at sandy hook elementary school. the gunman's mother was also killed. the scene was repeated all across the country-- including at the white house. the national rifle association broke its silence today following the newtown tragedy. the executive vice president of the n.r.a., wayne laperriere, said that schools would be safer if they were protected with guns. here's chip reid. >> reporter: wayne laperriere gave no ground to gun control advocates who want to ban assault weapons and magazines that hold more than ten rounds. instead, he shifted the focus to the n.r.a.'s plan for securing the nation's schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. what if when adam lanza started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday he'd been confronted by qualified armed security? i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> reporter: he lashed out at the entertainment industry for its violent movies and vide
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Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
school shooting at the sandy hook elementary school for where at least 26 are dead, including 18 children, where it looks like the gunman, ryan lanza, 24 years old decided to target young children who were students of his mother who was a teacher there. he also got into an altercation with the school principal and she was also killed. one mother telling us here at cbs that this principal was a model principal, a great teacher this is described as a great elementary school and a very safe area in newtown and many parents struggling with this enormous tragedy and of -- melissa mackriss said to us whose daughter is a fourth grader, this is a parent's worst nightmare. we've just received what is described as a two-minute warning which means the president will be in the white house press briefing room shortly. we'll take you to those live pictures of the white house press briefing room where the president is expected to make a statement to the nation. it's not clear whether he will take questions from reporters and shortly after we hear from the president we are expected to lear from the gover
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
billion today p states rebuild after superstorm sandy. in new york city, a jury deliberated more than a week in the trial of a bus driver accused of being so tired, he caused a crash that killed 15 of his passengers. today came the verdict: not guilty. and michelle miller tells us the driver is a free man tonight. .> how do you find the >> hndant, guilty or not guilty? >> not guilty. t reporter: the bus driver wept veen he heard the verdict. ears ill williams could have faced 15 years in prison. hisas driving 32 people from a connecticut casino to new york's chinatown when his bus hit a guardrail, toppled, and was torn open by a signpost. williams claimed he'd been cut off by a tractor-trailer. investigators found no evidence of that. but they discovered williams averaged three hours of sleep in the days before the crash. they cited driver fatigue as the probable cause. florence wong's father don lee was killed in the crash. >> he had 15 lives that was under under his control and they're not here. he has to live with that with conscinscience. >> reporter: prosecutors called 55 witness
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce it. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade teastudents. >> she gave her life for her kids. it breaks my kids. >> 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up, so firemen across the region said good-bye to him as though he were one of their own. carolyn prev ity liked to draw and dance. principal dawn hochsprung was a mother of two but they say all the school was her kids. vice president bide listen get right to work on the task force. in fact, he's meeting with law enfor
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. >> but he also spoke as a weary leader. >> since i've been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. surely we can do better than this. >> and as he read the names of the 20 children who died in friday's shooting some of the 900 audience members began to cry. >> noah caroline. >> each victim was represented by a white candle that burned throughout the interfaith vigil. a ceremony diverse in voices. >> oh, god we call you by many names. ♪ >> but united in message. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise. >> the community honored its first responders starting with emotional applause as they entered the room. >> so we ask you, lord to walk with us. >> and
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
since, more americans have died of gun violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political focus so far has been on gun legislation. >> we have failed our children. >> reporter: today, senator barbara boxer is suggesting a different route beefing up school security. >> what it would do, it would help schools use the existing program to provide schools with more resources to install tip lines, surveillance equipment, secured entrances, metal detectors and other important safety measures. >> i think it's a wonderful idea that the federal is looking to expand fundi
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
sandy and the fiscal cliff threat. joining us now to talk more about that cliff is mark zandi, reief economist at moody's analytics. mark, is that threat credible? i guess we saw hiring last month, the stock market is hanging in there. what's the feeling on the part i thorporate america? bu well, you know, i think businesses feel like we're going deget a deal. they expect the president and house speaker boehner to come together and get this done. if they didn't, they'd be laying off workers, and as we can see by the data they are not doing nhat. eut they are cautious, and appropriately so. washington can botch this so gtey aren't very aggressive with their hiring. ehey pulled back on their pnvestment on their advertising. wey also realize tax rates are going up next year, so what they're doing is announcing special dividends and pulling dividends forward into this year because they realize that tax rates on dividends next year will be higher. so they're trying to give their shareholders a break. >> dubois: so that's what tsinesses are doing. what are you seeing on ma n street? >> wel
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Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
come true for children effected by hurricane sandy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, with just one full day left before christmas. people are taking care of last minute gifts for frie and even themsel >>> shoppers are hitting the stores for their final punches with one full day before christmas. people are taking care of last- minute gifts for friends, family and themselves. shoppers tell us some deals are too good to pass up. >> it was like i was not going to buy for people and then i came out and there were sales so i thought, why not. >> more retailers looked like they hired more people just to make sure. >> retailers are add more employees and hours to meet the needs of shoppers, macy's, toys r us and target will be open until midnight tonight to help with the last-minute rush. >>> meanwhile, sat some shops, shoppers enjoyed complementary giftwrapping thanks to volunteers from a middle school. parents and students played santa elves hoping to raise donations for the band program. >>>it is not secis sec-- secret santa but secret sandy. >>> and in every life a little rain must fall. this is ridiculou
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
incident. october was nearly over when super storm sandy hit the mid atlantic coast. the rare late season hurricane killed more than 100 people and left tens of thousands of people homeless. the november election was a victory for president obama and for senate democrats who increased their majority by two seats. republicans kept control of the house of representatives. >> caller is indicating she thinks there is someone shooting in the building. >> osgood: as for december, the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, that took the lives of 20 children and six adults cast a cloud over what was supposed to be a most joyous season. and at year's end, all eyes are on washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
night. it was all part of a star- studded evening to benefit those hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> alisha keys, rolling stones were there, bon jovi, clapton, your run of the mill rock and rollers, whole bunch of others lighting up the stage to raise funds. sandy damage estimates top $80 billion. hopefully that helped some of the folks. >> i'm sure they raised a lot of money. >> i had a chance to see bruce springsteen many years ago and what a concert that man puts on. wasn't a big fof his before. now love the boss. >>> cold temperatures and tides running very high. the king tides we are seeing an astronomical high tide with the sun and moon lining up just right. expecting that to peek out again this morning. it will peak out this morning and then low tides this afternoon. the main weather story with cold temperatures outside. we had showers yesterday. cold air from the gulf of alaska over the bay area dropping temperatures. out the door a frosty start to the day in many of the valleys. by the afternoon, mostly sunny and cool. there are more storms lining up on the horizon, more
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Dec 30, 2012 7:30am PST
ston looks back at the year's top stories. >> a gunman stormed sandy hook elementary school. when it was over 6 adults and 20 first graders were dead. >> they're just babies. >> the shooter 20-year-old adam lanza killed himself. it was the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. >> in july a man opened fire during the midnight premier of the new bat man movie in colorado. >> he took the gun and pointed it to my face. >> james holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 others. >> the shooting death of an unarmed florida teenager sparked protest around the country. george zimmerman argued he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin in self-defense but prosecutors charged him with murder. >> a judge sentenced jared lee loft ner to 7 life terms for the attempted assassination of gabby giffords. >> super storm sandy slammed into the east coast. >> these are our homes and we lost everything. everything is gone. >> the biggest storm caused billions of dollars in damages. >> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
explain coming up in sports, promise. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at sandy hook elementary. those who died were remembed today. a dozen people ed in the cold for t >>> it's been two weeks since 26 lives why taken at sandy hook elementary and those who died were remembered today. a dozen people gathered in the cold for this service. >>> if you need hope we have the story. like most of our students rising above this teenager is growing up without his parents. but wendy tokuda shows us he is getting plenty of love and guidance. >> reporter: you have to watch tony tarvaris very closely on the court to notice anything different about him. >> he is one of the top scorers in the league. he is one of the better defensive players i haved. >> reporter: he does it playing with only one hand. >> tony is one of the best basketball players i have ever coached. >> i want to show people just because they have a disability, they can do anything they further their heart to or overcome anything. >> reporter: anything like tying a shoe, lifting weights, working. doctors told him he may have been born without
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Dec 23, 2012 7:30am PST
in a medical emergency. >> the children of sandy hook demanded the plan. >> celebrity sounding off on a school shooting. the gun control debate in newtown. plus, a bay area group working on getting those weapons off of the streets. >> and we have a lot of rain. we even have window visor is at a possible chance for thunderstorms later this morning and afternoon. a very busy high doppler. we will tell you all about it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, is in effect for the bay ar until 1 p-m today. we may see some ated thunderstor >> arrival at the golden gate bridge. the rain is coming down, and it's windy. a wind advisory in effect for the bay area. right now until 1:00 this afternoon. we may see isolated underscores today. more on our weather forecast in a moment. >>> a lot of criticism right now after lawmakers took off to go home for the holidays without striking a deal in the fiscal cliff. again, if there's no deal, we see painful tax hikes and massive government spending cuts after january 1st. stay with us when we checked in with san francisco mayor edley and former mayor willie brown. t
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else. now words appear to be yielding to action and impatience. >> i will use all t
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